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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Fort Worth, Texas: Texas AAA 500 at a glance

Distance: 334 laps, or 501 miles.

Where: Texas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile asphalt quad-oval in Fort Worth, Texas.

When: 2 p.m., Sunday.

TV: NBC.

Radio: Performance Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Jimmie Johnson.

Also this week: O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Xfinity Series, Texas Motor Speedway, 3:30 p.m., Saturday, NBC. WinStar 350, Truck Series, Texas Motor Speedway, 8:30 p.m., Friday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: Second race of Chase’s third round. ... Jeff Gordon locked into the championship round with his victory at Martinsville.

Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

Hot

Jeff Gordon: Has the luxury of spending the next two races preparing for the grand finale at Homestead, where he will race for fifth championship.

Non-Chasers: Denny Hamlin, Jamie McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr. all did better at Martinsville (finishing second through fourth) than seven Chase drivers.

Matt Crafton: Truck victory at Martinsville pushes him back into title contention, trailing leader Erik Jones by 10 points.

Not

Matt Kenseth: Tactics of wrecking Joey Logano at Martinsville, while not unexpected, were questionable, since Kenseth wasn’t in position to win.

Joey Logano: He was fast again at Martinsville, now needs to prove it again at Texas and Phoenix.

Kurt Busch: After saying he’d need a new steering box, recovered to have competitive car at Martinsville. Then he was hit by Kenseth during a restart on Lap 435 and finished 35th.

David Scott

Points standings

Sprint Cup

1. Jeff Gordon

4,047

2. Kyle Busch

4,039

3. Martin Truex Jr.

4,039

4. Kevin Harvick

4,037

5. Carl Edwards

4,030

6. Brad Keselowski

4,013

7. Kurt Busch

4,011

8. Joey Logano

4,009

9. Denny Hamlin

2,251

10. Ryan Newman

2,231

11. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2,221

12. Jamie McMurray

2,201

13. Matt Kenseth

2,197

14. Jimmie Johnson

2,193

15. Paul Menard

2,177

16. Clint Bowyer

2,124

17. Aric Almirola

877

18. Kasey Kahne

872

19. Kyle Larson

802

20. Greg Biffle

796

21. Austin Dillon

745

22. Casey Mears

712

23. AJ Allmendinger

687

24. Danica Patrick

665

25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

664

26. Tony Stewart

661

27. Sam Hornish Jr.

657

28. David Ragan

636

29. Trevor Bayne

614

30. Justin Allgaier

537

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher

1,093

2. Chase Elliott

1,066

3. Regan Smith

1,060

4. Ty Dillon

1,057

5. Darrell Wallace Jr.

976

6. Elliott Sadler

974

7. Daniel Suarez

962

8. Brendan Gaughan

927

9. Brian Scott

922

10. Ryan Reed

825

11. Jeremy Clements

738

12. Ryan Sieg

737

13. J.J. Yeley

732

14. Dakoda Armstrong

721

15. Ross Chastain

707

16. David Starr

652

17. Blake Koch

573

18. Landon Cassill

572

19. Cale Conley

561

20. Eric McClure

516

Trucks

1. Erik Jones

776

2. Matt Crafton

766

3. Tyler Reddick

763

4. Johnny Sauter

722

5. Timothy Peters

680

6. Cameron Hayley

663

7. Daniel Hemric

644

8. John Wes Townley

627

9. Ben Kennedy

595

10. Spencer Gallagher

574

11. Ray Black Jr.

560

12. Tyler Young

552

13. John Hunter Nemechek

511

14. Mason Mingus

443

15. Brandon Jones

420

16. Jennifer Jo Cobb

413

17. Korbin Forrister

410

18. Travis Kvapil

407

19. Norm Benning

348

20. Jordan Anderson

326

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